Thursday, June 07, 2012

DNS Changer Trojan Virus

A virus has been floating around for a couple years that changes your dns.  dns is used to direct you to the correct web page when you type the domain into your browser.  (

This virus uses a different dns server to give your computer the wrong ip address to a web site.  The viral dns server was shut down last year and replaced with a proper temporary server.

That temporary server will go offline in July leaving infected computers unable to access the web.

A web link has been set up to see if you are infected.  Use this link to test your computers dns:

You can read more about this virus at: